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Staff in NI special schools 'living in fear' of catching Covid-19 from pupils

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(Ian West/PA)

(Ian West/PA)

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(Ian West/PA)

Staff at special schools in Northern Ireland, which are remaining open during the current Covid-19 lockdown, are living in fear after it emerged pupils who have a relative at home who have tested positive for the virus are still able to attend.

Stormont’s Education Committee was hearing evidence from teaching unions on the state of education during the Covid lockdown on Wednesday morning.

The committee was told that staff at one special school are “absolutely distressed” after learning of a case where the pupil is still attending.


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